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post #16 of 94 (permalink) Old 03-05-2012, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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forgot to bring the par meter, but, here's a video I shot today while at the shop
Thanks for that! Looks like a healthy tank. Is it 18" or 24" tall? I'm debating whether the lights would be powerful enough to light a deep tank. If you do have the occasion to get PAR readings that would be really great !
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The tank is 21" tall, it's an oceanic 57gal, so 36x18x21
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Mind posting some pics of the tank? full tank shots, close-ups, the works!
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here's a video I shot today while at the shop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=OakPhTON6PY

Hehe, I just bought the Do!Aqua on the wall in the video! Dig those lights.

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bump for pics/par
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I'm waiting for my PAR sensor to come in. Around 2 weeks I'm told. I'll gladly post numbers when it comes in.
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I would say with 99 percent confidence that this will effectively light a 24 inch planted tank if these have similar specs to the reef version. I have seen very nice SPS tanks lit by Kessils before and they require alot more light.
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I would say with 99 percent confidence that this will effectively light a 24 inch planted tank if these have similar specs to the reef version. I have seen very nice SPS tanks lit by Kessils before and they require alot more light.
...which was the logic behind my purchase
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i am very interested in these lights... subscribed!


i love to watch grass grow.
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forgot to bring the par meter, but, here's a video I shot today while at the shop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=OakPhTON6PY

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Very interested in this testing, I've been considering getting 2 or 3 of these lights depending on coverage as well.

I apologize if this is a dumb question, but does anyone know if these lights are dimmable and can be connected to a controller for sunrise/sunset simulation?I was going to email Kessil and ask them, if someone hasn't already. I couldn't find any reference on their documentation.
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the reef centric lights are not dimmable. I think the same applies here.
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He works there during the weekends I believe....

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Fwiw

A150W Amazon Sun, A Review by Albany Aquarium

Looks like there's hot spots the way they have them set up.

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The Amason suns are not dimmable unfortunately.
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